Galerie des Glaces at Versailles

Sébastien Leclerc I French

Not on view

This work shows the interior of the Hall of Mirrors shortly after its painted ceiling celebrating Louis XIV's triumphs was completed by Charles Le Brun. The chandeliers, the tables placed between the arched-topped mirrors, and the flanking tubs for the orange trees were made of solid silver. All the silver furnishings at Versailles were melted down in 1789 in order to finance the king's military campaigns against the League of Augsburg.

Galerie des Glaces at Versailles, Sébastien Leclerc I (French, Metz 1637–1714 Paris), Etching; fourth state

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